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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

24+ Loan Amount: 6602.00****

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Course Summary

You will gain a broad understanding of different areas of business on this course. It represents your first step towards a nationally recognised qualification at an advanced level, accelerating your career progress and opening doors to higher education opportunities.

Entry requirements

You will need to have at least five GCSEs, of which both English and Maths must be at a minimum of grade 4 (C) or above. Alternatively, a BTEC First Diploma/Extended First Diploma at Merit or Distinction grade will be accepted but this must be accompanied by grade 4/C or above in both GCSE English and Maths. You may be required to undertake a full screening at the College to help us identify which level of study is most appropriate for you.

Course Content

A range of units are covered that may include:

  •  Exploring Business
  •  Developing a Marketing Campaign
  •  Personal and Business Finance
  •  Managing an Event
  •  International Business
  •  Principles of Management
  •  Business Decision Making

Plus a wide range of optional units in a variety of Business topics.

How will I be assessed?

This Business BTEC is assessed through assignments, tasks and written exams. The assessment methods for assignments include presentations, posters, video blogs/presentations, observations and various research projects.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Students are strongly advised to purchase a copy of the text book and exam revision books. 

You may be required to make a contribution to the enrichment activities undertaken in support of the course delivery, including exciting trips to businesses.

What can I do after this course?

The second year of this programme is the the BTEC National Extended Diploma and that is the natural progression route, after which you could then advance to a Higher Education Business programme with Derby College Group.

You could also consider going to university to gain a degree in Human Resource Management, Marketing, Law, Accountancy/Finance or Business Studies/Business Management, to name but a few subjects. Another option could be a Business, Customer Service or Team Leading apprenticeship. Derby College Group can help you find the right opportunity.

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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S. Singh Dhadwal

S. Singh Dhadwal

Business student plans to study Stateside

Derby College student Sukhveer Singh Dhadwal is planning to study for a business degree abroad after successfully completing his Level 3 Advanced Extended Diploma in Business. Sukhveer, who is 19 and from Littleover, would very much like to take his degree at a university in the USA or Canada – and believes that going to Derby College, has given him the impetus to pursue his career goals.Sukhveer's main ambition is to be his own boss, which is why, after gaining A levels in psychology, chemistry, biology and geology at sixth form college, he went on to study business. Sukhveer, who got the idea of studying overseas after visiting Miami University last year, is considering applying to universities in California and possibly the University of Alberta in Canada. He is unsure exactly which subject he would like to take, but is keen to gain a degree relevant to business such as accountancy or economics. Ultimately he would like to start his own business in the States or Canada in a tech-related field such as gadgets.

He said: "Going to Derby College has helped inspire me. Unlike sixth form college you're encouraged to take more responsibility for yourself.
"Studying in the USA or Canada will be a great adventure and going to Derby College has taught me to be so much more independent." I've talked through my university plans with my tutors and they've helped me find links to overseas courses etc."

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